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Sam Smith – Love Goes

Sam Smith’s third album, Love Goes is out now on Capitol Records. To celebrate the release of Love Goes, Smith returns to the iconic Abbey Road Studios for a world exclusive livestreamed pay-per-view performance tonight at 8pm GMT in partnership with American Express. For this exclusive show, Smith will sing tracks old and new with intimate performances of the GRAMMY Award winning “Stay With Me,” “Lay Me Down” and “Too Good At Goodbyes,” as well as treating viewers to the world premiere of new music from Love Goes- including new single “Diamonds,” a dazzling dance-floor anthem that showcases Sam’s unforgettable vocals in a defiant tale of love lived without regret.

Smith wrote the track with Shellback (Adele, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift) and Oscar Holter (The Weeknd, Tove Lo). The official video, was directed by Emmy award winning filmmaker Luke Monaghan, who also teamed up with Smith on such videos as “Too Good At Goodbyes,” “Writing’s on the Wall” and “Not the Only One.” Their work together has amassed over 2.5 billion streams.

Says Smith, “The last two years has been the most experimental time of my life, personally but also musically. Every time I went into the studio, I promised myself I would shoot for the stars and have no limitations. The result has been so magical and so therapeutic and FUN. My love for music is so broad and all of my musical guilty pleasures became pleasures. No guilt, no shame, just the love of singing and creating and dancing. I am so thankful to every human who embraced my creativity and direction and allowed me to be whoever I wanted to be in that studio on that day listen to these songs with an open heart and treat each song like a different flower from the garden, have fun with them, I tried not to take myself too seriously when writing a few of these songs. I hope they make you smile, because they made and make me.”

Smith worked with a roll call of revered collaborators including Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion), Shellback/MXM (Robyn, Pink, Britney Spears), Labrinth masterminds Stargate as well as good friend Guy Lawrence (Disclosure) and long-term collaborator Jimmy Napes to curate a collection of songs written over the course of the past two years, all displaying individuality with each one telling a different story.

The artwork for Love Goes and stunning new video for “Kids Again,” Smith worked with world-renowned British fashion/photographer/filmmaker Alasdair McLellan (Vogue, Kim Jones, Louis Vuitton) to bring their vision to life. Watch the “Kids Again” video which premiered on YouTube’s “RELEASED” series HERE.

Alongside “My Oasis,” the cross-continental collaboration with Burna Boy, Love Goes also features previously released bonus tracks with other notable co-collaborators including Normani, on the multi-platinum global hit Dancing with a Stranger,” Calvin Harris on “Promises” and Demi Lovato on “I’m Ready” , along with Smith’s chart-topping track “How Do You Sleep?” and more.

Since the release of their 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has become one of the most celebrated artists to emerge on the music scene in recent history. “Sam has sold over 25 million adjusted albums worldwide, amassed over 30 billion career streams, sold out world tours, won four GRAMMY Awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three BRIT Awards.

Love Goes follows 2017’s The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the charts in the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, the album included the hit single “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which recently became Smith’s second song to receive over a billion streams on Spotify, after “Stay With Me.” Smith, who has won GRAMMY, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar awards, recently featured on Tiwa Savage’s new song, “Temptation.”

TRACK LISTING – LOVE GOES

  1. Young
  2. Diamonds
  3. Another One
  4. My Oasis (feat. Burna Boy)
  5. So Serious
  6. Dance (ߢTil You Love Someone Else)
  7. For The Lover That I Lost
  8. Breaking Hearts
  9. Forgive Myself
  10. Love Goes (feat. Labrinth)
  11. Kids Again

BONUS TRACKS

  1. Dancing With A Stranger (Sam Smith & Normani)
  2. How Do You Sleep?
  3. To Die For
  4. Iߣm Ready (Sam Smith & Demi Lovato)
  5. Fire On Fire
  6. Promises (Calvin Harris & Sam Smith)

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Beth Ditto × Sam Smith Tour

Today, Beth Ditto announces that she will be direct support for Sam Smith on the upcoming leg of The Thrill Of It All Tour. Ditto will join Smith starting August 14 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN through September 13 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. Following that run, Ditto will also join Florence + the Machine for two special shows at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on October 5 and 6. Full routing can be found below.

On July 17, Ditto will appear as a guest on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss her role in the new Gus Van Sant film, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot, which will be released this Friday. After the film’s Sundance Film Festival premiere this year, Vulture wrote, A first-time actress, the 36-year-old musician Beth Ditto, all but takes over as the large and lovably extroverted member of the group.

Last year, Ditto released her debut solo album, Fake Sugar. The New York Times praised Ditto as a powerhouse singer and noted that the album’s songs have stomp and girl-group melodies, Southernisms in their lyrics and garage-rock swagger. The Wall Street Journal included Fake Sugar in its round-up of The Best Music of 2017 and observed, Great pop for grownups is a rare commodity Beth Ditto delivers. Paper christened Ditto rock’s homecoming queen while People highlighted Fake Sugar as one of its Picks, observing, Whether it’s a glittering stomper (Oo La La) or stripped-down Stevie Nicks homage (the title track), Ditto shines throughout.

Beth Ditto Tour Dates with Sam Smith

8/14 | St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center

8/15 | Chicago, IL @ United Center

8/17 | St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena

8/18 | Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center

8/21 | Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

8/22 | Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

8/24 | Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center

8/25 | Anaheim, CA @Honda Center

8/29 | Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center

8/31 | Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena

9/1 | San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center

9/4 | Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena

9/5 | San Jose, CA @ SAP Center @ San Jose

9/7 | Portland, OR @ Moda Center

9/8 | Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at Seattle Center

9/10 | Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena&#a0;

9/12 | Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place

9/13 | Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome

Beth Ditto Tour Dates with Florence + The Machine

10/5 | Washington, D.C @ The Anthem

10/6 | Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem

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